geognosy

geognosy

[jee-og-nuh-see]
noun
Archaic. a science dealing with the constituent parts of the earth, its envelope of air and water, its crust, and the condition of its interior.

Origin:
1785–95; < French géognosie, equivalent to géo- geo- + -gnosie < Greek gnôsis knowledge

geognostic [jee-og-nos-tik] , geognostical, adjective
geognostically, adverb
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geognosy (dʒɪˈɒɡnəsɪ)
 
n
the study of the origin and distribution of minerals and rocks in the earth's crust: superseded generally by the term geology
 
[C18: from French géognosie, from geo- + Greek gnōsis a seeking to know, knowledge]
 
geognostic
 
adj

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